Mealey's Franchise - Interlocutory Appeal Denied In Suit Over Jimmy John's No-Hire Contracts

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Aug. 6 rejected a sandwich shop franchisor's motion for interlocutory appeal of a dismissal denial in a putative Sherman Act class suit over no-hire contracts with franchisees, noting that bringing the matter before an appellate court as discovery is concluding would be "premature" (Donald Conrad, et al. v. Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC, et al., No. 18-133, S.D. Ill.).
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